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Tactical Gas Decommissioning Project Overview  Introduction  This blog post documents the scope of the Northern California portion of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Tactical Gas Decommissioning Project. Future blog posts will provide progress updates for individual project tasks and summarize preliminary findings. An eventual formal report will be published to socialize the project’s final results. […]

June 8, 2022

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Gridworks is delighted to announce its participation in the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) upcoming Targeted Gas Decommissioning Project. We are also pleased to share the incredible team assembled to serve as the project’s Advisory Committee. The CEC will host its first public workshop for this project on November 17 (details here).  Problem Statement  Meeting California’s […]

November 15, 2021

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In September 2019, Gridworks published, California’s Gas System in Transition: Equitable, Affordable, Decarbonized and Smaller. The paper noted that electrification of buildings in California would reduce throughput (the volume delivered) over the gas system. Doing so could result in increased gas rates for those who don’t electrify as utilities would need to recover the fixed […]

September 21, 2021

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Microgrid policy discussions are picking up in legislatures and PUCs across the West. Particular emphasis is being placed on addressing resiliency and reliability issues in light of increasing climate change-driven natural disasters and capacity shortfalls. Developments in states like California and Hawaii, the only two states with microgrid tariffs, offer an opportunity for other jurisdictions […]

September 14, 2021

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Last month Gridworks urged the Department of Energy to continue the work of Vehicle Grid Integration, identifying 10 specific gaps that need to be filled to plug-in millions of new electric vehicles at the least cost and emissions.   Gridworks applauds the DOE for calling the question on VGI, a target rich environment in need of national […]

August 17, 2021

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Gridworks has been broadening its horizons, supporting the Public Regulation Commission of New Mexico to update its interconnection process and thereby ease customer adoption of distributed energy resources. The update process began in March 2021 with biweekly working group meetings involving over 60 stakeholders. Gridworks has facilitated the work of industry and utility stakeholders to […]

August 4, 2021

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This post is the third in a series on Gridworks’ project on high road labor standards in transportation electrification.  Check out our earlier post here.       To better understand high road standards and their application to zero-emission transportation, Gridworks convened an Advisory Committee composed of representatives of California state agencies, labor, environmental advocates, and environmental justice […]

July 7, 2021

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We’re thrilled to share good news: yesterday the California Energy Commission invested new funds in Gridworks to advance the transition of the California gas system toward a clean energy future. Together with our partners at E3, East Bay Community Energy, and Pacific Gas & Electric, Gridworks will engage leading stakeholders to identify opportunities and barriers […]

June 15, 2021

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Gridworks draws strength from the exceptional expertise and dedication of its people. Today we profile Mike Florio, Senior Fellow. Mike Florio has served the state of California with great distinction in the area of utility regulation and policy for over four decades. As a senior attorney with The Utility Reform Network (TURN) beginning in 1978, […]

May 14, 2021

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